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Trinidad-Tobago Granted $5Mn for Low-Carbon Research (Int'l,Funding)
Trinidad-Tobago
Date: 2020-05-22
In Port of Spain, the Trinidad-Tobago Ministry of Planning Development is reporting receipt of $5 million in grant funding under the Global Environmental Facility (GEF for a national project on the development of low-carbon refrigeration and air conditioning technologies.

The project, led by the National Ozone Unit -- Environmental Policy and Planning Division Ministry of Planning and Development, will help the country in achieving its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular those related to climate change. The project will also deliver global environmental benefits in terms of direct emission carbon dioxide equivalent (tO2eq) savings of at least 644,396 tCO2eq over the four-year period. Additionally, the project aims to fulfil Trinidad and Tobago's national priorities including: developing a resilient whole-of-government approach to climate change related disaster risk management and strengthening capacities to reduce risk; promoting energy efficiency and the efficient use of resources for increasing energy security through low-carbon alternative energy; and developing climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies .

The project will also aid in meeting international commitments under the Montreal Protocol and United Nations Framework Convention to Combat Climate Change (UNFCCC). (Source: Trinidad -Tobago Ministry of Planning, Loop News, 21 May, 2020) Contact: Trinidad -Tobago Ministry of Planning, +1 612 9700

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GEF-SGP Funds Nigerian Climate Change Related Projects (Funding)
Global Environmental Facilit
Date: 2018-05-28
The Washington, DC-headquartered Global Environmental Facility-Small Grant Programme (GEF-SGP) reports it has granted $4.9 million dollars to Nigeria for more than 40 climate change mitigation projects such as tree planting to regenerate forests, biodiversity, land degradation, persistent organic pollutants and other climate change related environmental projects in 25 states between 2009 and 2017.

Funded by the GEF, SGP is implemented by UN Development Programme on behalf of the GEF partnership and is executed by the United Nations Office for Project Services. (Source: GEF-SGP, The Eagle Online, News Agency of NIgeria, 27 May, 2018) Contact: GEF-SGP, Ibironke Olubamise, Nigerian GEF-SGP Coordinator, www.thegef.org

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